What is Normal? I have a lot to say about the topic of equality. I apparently dreamed last night that I had the opportunity to speak in front of the Supreme Court justices tomorrow during the arguments for and against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).Our constitution grants certain rights and liberties to our citizens. It was also written at a time when the authors considered White...
Tue, Mar 26 2013
I have a human heart, not a deaf heart
What is Normal? I am so sick of this “deaf-heart” bullcrap. What’s next? Black heart? White heart? Lesbian heart? Blind heart? Paraplegic heart?Get over it, y’all.I’m a person. A person who just happens to be deaf. The only thing deaf about me are my ears. Not my eyes, not my hands, and certainly not my heart.That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate what it means to have ot...
Thu, Mar 14 2013
Communication in relationships
What is Normal? So I recently dated a deaf guy. He was the first deaf person I had dated in a few years; the previous people I had gone out with had been hearing. Let's call him Recent-Dater #1. Recent-Dater #2 was a hearing interpreting student who signed fluently. Recent-Dater#3 was a hearing graduate deaf ed student who signed pretty well. So now that you have some semblance of ...
Fri, May 09 2008
Hiatus & PepsiCo thoughts
What is Normal? So apparently, one of the drawbacks to having a job that requires me to focus on writing, editing and working with web site projects means that I have no motivation for focusing on my own blogs. A friend of a friend last night asked whether I had a blog. I directed him to this one, then looked at it myself. April 22, 2007. That's the date of the last blog I posted. ...
Tue, Feb 12 2008
Musings on Blogging
What is Normal? As a member of the DeafDC blogging community (as a repeat comment-poster), I have of late become extremely fascinated with the ease and comfort in which we interact and "talk" with one another online via the blog comment pages -- and most of us don't even know who the other person is. Many handles exist and we think of them by their blog handles, not by their real [...]
Tue, Apr 10 2007
What is Normal? I went to an education conference over the weekend. It was there that I observed one rather esteemed professor/researcher make the following generalization:"Deaf people learn differently than hearing people."Now waitjustaminute here....do you mean to tell me, Mr. Professor, that ALL deaf people learn alike? And that ALL hearing people learn alike? And therefore, ALL [...]
Wed, Feb 28 2007
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